Memcached is a distributed memory caching system, which is used to increase the overall performance of database-powered websites by caching the requests and the responses between the visitor and the server. To put it differently, every time a specific web page on such a website is visited, the script sends a query to its database to get the information that should be shown to the website visitor. In case the latter clicks on a link to go to another page, the whole operation is carried out again and this leads to a lot of database requests and higher server load, especially if the site has a lot of simultaneous visitors. Memcached "memorizes" this exchange of information, so if any of these web pages is visited again, the script no longer needs to call any content from the database, as everything is delivered by the Memcached platform. In this way, the overall speed of your site will "soar" and you’ll enjoy more happy visitors and they’ll be able to surf through your site much faster. In addition, Memcached "refreshes" its cache if any content in the database is modified, so the users will never see old content.

Memcached in Hosting

The Memcached content caching system is offered as an upgrade with each Linux hosting package that we are offering and you can begin using it the moment you enable it, as the PHP extension that it needs so as to run properly is already installed on our leading-edge cloud platform. You can request the upgrade via the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, which is offered with every shared hosting plan and a new section where you can administer Memcached will appear. The upgrade is subdivided into two parts – the number of instances and the amount of memory, so as to offer you more flexibility. The first one refers to the number of the Internet sites that can use the Memcached caching system, whereas the second one, which is available in increments of 16 MB, defines the maximum size of the content that can be cached by the system. A frequently visited site with a large-size database may need more memory to take an even bigger advantage of the Memcached caching system, so if you wish to upgrade this service, you will be able to do it at any given time with a few mouse clicks.

Memcached in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You can add the Memcached caching platform to any of the Linux semi-dedicated packages offered by our company and use its full capacity for any script-driven website hosted by us. The upgrade is available through the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you can choose two features – the number of instances and the amount of memory. These things specify the number of the sites that can use Memcached and the amount of system memory that it will use to cache your info. You can choose them separately, since one instance is not bound to a particular amount of memory, so you can use a lot of memory for a single large-size Internet site, for instance. This upgrade is available in increments of 16 megabytes and you can get as much memory as you want. The Memcached platform can be used with any script-driven website irrespective of its type, including those that are based on widely used web applications like Drupal, WordPress or Joomla, and lots of companies like Zynga and Wikipedia are already using it to improve the speed of their sites.

Memcached in VPS Web Hosting

You will get Memcached with any of the virtual private server plans that we offer in case you pick Hepsia as your hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to activate the distributed memory object caching platform through the section with the very same name. The configuration requires a couple of clicks of the mouse and you will distinguish the difference in the overall performance of your sites almost instantly. The amount of memory that the Memcached platform can take advantage of to store information depends on the given VPS plan that you have chosen, but in any case it will be at least several hundred megabytes, which is more than enough even for multiple traffic-hungry sites. You can use the Memcached platform with websites powered by WordPress, Joomla or any other Internet app and decrease the load on your Virtual Private Server, which will allow you to keep using the current VPS package instead of upgrading to a more powerful one, since you simply won’t need it. The Memcached platform is already being used by popular websites such as Wikipedia, Reddit and Zynga, which shows its efficiency.

Memcached in Dedicated Servers Hosting

When you acquire any of our Linux dedicated servers hosting packages and if you pick Hepsia as your website hosting Control Panel during the signup process, you’ll get the Memcached content caching platform as standard and you can enable it for each Internet site that you host on your dedicated machine without installing or upgrading anything. It will begin caching content as users open your website, so you’ll detect the results of using it soon after that. The minimum amount of memory that will be available to the platform is 3 GB and naturally, the more powerful the plan, the more system memory Memcached will have at its disposal. This amount will allow you to use the caching platform for plenty of websites or for an extremely popular Internet site without weakening its effectiveness. The Memcached caching platform will allow you to enhance the speed of any database-driven website in no time – a Joomla portal, a WordPress personal journal, an OpenCart store, etc., and to boost the performance of your server.